Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

I guess now is a good time to put aside my psychology studies, in particular my report on change blindness across three perpetual categories using the flicker effect, and give a brief update on our lives in China (sorry for neglecting this for the past few months (year)). Today we learnt that Hong Kong has … Continue reading Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Somethings missing?

There are somethings you can talk about and some that you can’t. For the time being some of our updates from February onwards will remain covered by a virtual veil. Everything is going OK with us here and our thoughts are with everyone back at home. Strawberry cheese tea

N-n-n-n-nineteen

We've been on the run for nineteen days and in that time we've taken three flights and seen three different countries, Hong Kong, Cambodia and now Malaysia. After fourteen days in Cambodia, we shook off the dust, cleaned our shoes (again, again, again) and headed to Penang, a small Malaysian island in the Indian Ocean. … Continue reading N-n-n-n-nineteen

Recap – 2018

Last year felt like the longest year of my life. Our family packed in so much stuff, it makes my head hurt thinking about how we did it. In chronological order this is how it all unfolded... January We always knew 2018 would be epic but little did we know what lay in store for … Continue reading Recap – 2018

The Oil Painting Workshop

We've lived here nearly 3 months and this was somewhere we had planned to visit within the first couple of weeks. Anyway, stuff happens, but eventually we decided to head on over to the Dafen oil painting village and buy some pictures to cover our bland apartment walls. How to get to Dafen Dafen is … Continue reading The Oil Painting Workshop

This is High Speed Rail

The Guangzhou to Hong Kong high speed rail has been opened a couple of weeks now. I've used it a few times and on my last return journey I decided I'd photograph some key bits of info. What is High Speed Rail? For some time the Chinese and Kong Kong governments had been talking about … Continue reading This is High Speed Rail

Mid Autumn and Golden Week

It's holiday season in China and it all started last Monday, 24th September. With a full moon shining, everyone celebrated the Mid Autumn Festival. We headed to Hong Kong for the weekend and visited family and friends. I must add, traveling late Friday evening is much better as the border crossing was very quiet unlike … Continue reading Mid Autumn and Golden Week

The Big Chinese Cleanup

These guys really know how to clean up after a T10 typhoon. Winds of 173 kph and gusts of up to 223 kph were reported by the Hong Kong observatory, stronger than Hurricane Florence that hit North Carolina last week. We emerged from our shelter the day after the storm and snapped a few pictures of … Continue reading The Big Chinese Cleanup

Mangkhut – update

Firstly it looks like we avoided the full force of Super Typhoon Mangkhut. It's passed by Hong Kong around 100km south. The city has issued a force 10 hurricane signal and I can see why. We are currently experiencing some very severe weather with very heavy rain fall and large gusts of wind. Though, to … Continue reading Mangkhut – update

Mangkhut

You may or may not have seen the news about Typhoon Mangkhut sweeping across South Asia. Its just left a ton of devastation in the Philippines and is now heading over to the Pearl river delta region of China. This includes Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen. Quick weather fact. A typhoon differs from a cyclone or … Continue reading Mangkhut